The last two years on New Jersey roads have not been what anyone would describe as safe. In terms of automotive fatalities, though, the roads have only gotten more dangerous for New Jersey’s most vulnerable road users – pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders and scooter riders.
When they first made their debut on store shelves in the middle of the previous decade, hoverboards (along with similar products like e-scooters and e-bikes, collectively referred to as micromobility products) seemed more like a fancy toy or short-lived trend, rather than a utilitarian transportation option.
As the year 2021 concludes and the final reports from law enforcement and road safety organizations are tallied, an indisputable fact arises from the data: New Jersey’s roads are getting more dangerous, especially for cyclists and pedestrians.
Every year, people are killed or injured in New Jersey bicycle accidents. Most bicycle fatalities arise from crashes with other automobiles. Still, bicycle accidents can happen anywhere and frequently occur in parks, paths, driveways, and even sidewalks. Head injuries are the leading cause of fatalities for bike accidents in New Jersey. Head and traumatic brain «more»